Specialized's S-Works Prevail helmet is the perfect combo of comfort and lightness to maximizing your road-riding experience. This ultra-light, stylish, race-proven lid is Kevlar reinforced for durability and it features Specialized's 4th Dimension Cooling System for exceptional airflow so you always feel great. It even boasts revolutionary dual-density EPS foam for protection without bulk. And, Specialized's Mindset retention system and Tri-Fix straps let you dial in the perfect fit.
During a couple long, hot climbs this summer on the California back roads I felt so hot that I wanted to take my helmet off to feel cooler. Instead, I went to Mike's Bikes to find a better ventilated helmet with better sweat pads. The Specialized Prevail caught my attention right away, it's very light, the fit is easy to adjust and it has a lot of sweat pads inside. I tried it on and walked around and immediately felt how great it ventilated. I bought it. On my first ride, it felt like I almost didn't have a helmet on. It feels extremely light on my head and I feel air flowing all around my skull. I've had it for over a month now and have ridden 4.5 rides that ended in 97 degree temps. It provides great ventilation, the chin straps are thin and don't get soggy, the sweat pads dry quickly (this is great when you take a break and put the helmet back on), and although I still get sweat in my eyes on long climbs with no breeze, it's much, much less than my other helmet. Overall this is a fantastic helmet for hot temps.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend